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Delays for Asian-American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

Jun 16, 2017
Asian-American women are more likely to experience delays in follow-up treatment after an abnormal mammogram compared to white women, according to new UCSF research.

Two UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Jun 15, 2017
Anna Molofsky and Shaeri Mukherjee were among the 22 early-career researchers in the 2017 class announced June 15 by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Racism Aggravates Treatment-Resistant Asthma

Jun 15, 2017
Racial discrimination experienced by African-American children and young adults exacerbates a type of asthma known to be resistant to standard treatment, according to a study headed by researchers at UCSF.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of Bay Area Philanthropist Gerson Bakar (1928-2017)

Jun 8, 2017
The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gerson Bakar, a real estate developer whose philanthropic vision and leadership made an enduring impact on health care, Jewish community organizations, and education throughout the Bay Area.

Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment

Jun 7, 2017
In 1967, during the Summer of Love, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic was launched by volunteer physicians from UCSF. They provided non-judgmental health care to the hippies flocking to San Francisco, and would help revolutionize addiction treatment.

Sowing Stem Cells: Lab-Grown Organoids Hold Promise for Patient Treatments

Jun 6, 2017
Organoids serve as dioramas of disease, allowing UCSF scientists to understand how and why problems occur during tissue development. It's also a small step toward the creation of full-sized organs we could use for transplant.

UCSF Studies Ambulance Diversion by Race, Health Care for Released Prisoners in Special Journal Issue

Jun 5, 2017
Black heart attack patients suffer higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients.

Chronic Pain Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Study of Older Adults

Jun 5, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.

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